On the Other Shore

(1949)

"On the Other Shore" is a folk song, famously recorded by American folklorist Alan Lomax in South Carolina in 1959. One important arrangement of this song was composed by Steven Mark Kohn.

Kohn's arrangement of "On the Other Shore" is contained in the volume American Folk Set, Vol. 1, published by Classical Vocal Reprints (links listed to the right).

On the Other Shore
Traditional


I have a mother, gone to glory,
I have a mother, gone to glory,
I have a mother, gone to glory,
On the other shore.


Bye and bye, I'll go to meet her,
Bye and bye, I'll go to meet her,
Bye and bye, I'll go to meet her,
On the other shore.


Won't that be a happy meetin',
Won't that be a happy meetin',
Won't that be a happy meetin',
On the other shore.


There we'll see our good old neighbors,
There we'll see our good old neighbors,
There we'll see our good old neighbors,
On the other shore.


There we'll see our blessed Savior,
There we'll see our blessed Savior,
There we'll see our blessed Savior,
On the other shore.


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